Deterministic modeling of API5L X52 steel in a coal-tar-coating/cathodic-protection system in soil Academic Article uri icon


  • 2016 Elsevier Ltd Impedance characteristic signal for a coal tar-coated API5L-X52 steel with cathodic protection has been investigated in soil using electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS). Deterministic transmission line model (TLM) has been set up to simulate the impedance results of pipeline with intact and artificial defect coating, and to verify the damage evolution of coated pipeline with cathodic protection in soil. To illustrate the coating inherent property, coating in each transmission line unit has been assumed to be represent by two imaginary parts: a relatively coating barrier part which serves as parallel of capacitor and resistor (Cper Rper); and another part considered as porous coating serves as parallel of porous coating and double layer (Cpor Rpor (Cdl Rct)). The parameter has been proposed to calculate the total impedance of the coating, to illustrate its performance. An adjustment was applied to calculate total resistance Rt mathematically, based on the simulation results to illustrate the damage evolution concept. The Rt values are in agreement with the proposed damage evolution stages.

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author list (cited authors)

  • Li, X. M., Rosas, O., & Castaneda, H.

citation count

  • 4

complete list of authors

  • Li, XM||Rosas, O||Castaneda, H

publication date

  • October 2016